Praise be to Allaah.
Undoubtedly the blessing comes where Allaah wills, and it
comes if a person asked Allaah to bless him in his wealth or provision, so
He makes it blessed, or He makes the person blessed, as ‘Eesa (Jesus – peace
be upon him) said. Allaah says:
“[‘Eesa (Jesus) said:] And He has made me blessed
wheresoever I be”
[Maryam 19:31 – interpretation of the meaning]
And the blessing will be wherever Allaah puts it, as He says
concerning rain (interpretation of the meaning):
“And We send down blessed water (rain) from the sky”
i.e., you gain blessing
by its falling, because it makes trees and plants grow. With regard to
breastfeeding, I do not remember any aayah which mentions it in conjunction
with blessing in particular.
Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr.
The Qur’aan encourages the mother to breastfeed her child
naturally. Allaah says:
“The mothers shall give suck to their children for two
whole years, (that is) for those (parents) who desire to complete the term
This is a command to mothers, as the scholars explained, to
breastfeed their children. The scholars also mentioned that one part of
breastfeeding is obligatory, which is the yellow substance (colostrum) that
is produced at the beginning of breastfeeding and which is known medically
to be of great benefit in building the immune system of the child etc.
Undoubtedly in carrying out the commands of Allaah there is great blessing.
And Allaah is the Source of strength.